Category: Health News

  • World Alzheimer’s Action Day: Nutritional Guidelines For Prevention

    Today is World Alzheimer’s Action Day, a day set aside by the Alzheimer’s Association to draw attention to and raise awareness for a disease that affects millions of families across the United States. Supporters are encouraged to don the color purple and host Alzheimer’s Walks or other events to raise money for national or local organizations that […]

  • New Hepatitis C Drugs Offering Quick Cure but a High Price Tag

    Last week, a series of clinical trial results were released showing complete eradication of the hepatitis C virus from 440 patients. The new drugs, sofosbuvir and ledipasvir, are being hailed as a “triumph of modern medical technology,” but the steep price tag means treatment will only reach a handful of patients who could benefit from […]

  • Heroin Overdose Can Be Reversed With Elusive Drug

    Heroin is cheap, highly accessible and it’s fast-becoming the go-to drug for teens and adults in every income bracket across the United States. According to the National Institute of Health, in 2020, over 902,000 Americans reported using heroin at least once in the past 12 months. Heroin overdose is at an all-time high despite the existence […]

  • What is Anaphylaxis?

    Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction triggered most commonly by food or medicinal allergies. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction. It can progress very quickly and the signs, symptoms and triggers are not the same for everyone. Common triggers are insect stings, food, medication, latex and sometimes exercise. In rare cases, there is no immediate […]

  • The often overlooked benefits of calcium

    In order to ensure that both you and your family stay healthy and happy, it’s important to keep an eye on your intake of calcium and other essential elements. There are a number of reasons why making sure you are getting enough calcium through your diet is so important. The good news is that calcium […]

  • Green Coffee Bean Extract is the Star of Dr. Oz Season Premiere

    Green Coffee Bean Extract is the Star of Dr. Oz Season Premiere

    Today, Dr. Oz’s afternoon talk show begins its fourth season with more advice about health topics ranging from life-saving tools to tips on handling embarrassing issues. Dr. Oz starts by promoting to viewers the newest weight loss trend: green coffee bean extract. Green coffee supplements, which go by several brand names, are unroasted coffee beans that […]

  • New York City First in U.S. to Ban ‘Super-Sized’ Soda

    New York City First in U.S. to Ban ‘Super-Sized’ Soda

    Fears and outrage over perceived excessive government intervention are being stoked after news from New York broke that the Big Apple has become the first city in the United States to impose a ban on “super-sized” sodas. The limited-time ban was proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and approved by The Board of Health. It restricts […]